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Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the last 30 years.

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center are collaborating on an innovative research project to help people who experienced TBI and still suffer from lingering vision effects.

By 2044, more than half of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group, according to recent census data. 

Long-term aspirin use may reduce risk for overall cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.

This story was originally written by Katie G. Nelson and posted by the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. Read the full story.

When President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address last month, he challenged Americans to channel the innovation and spirit that lead to putting a man on the moon to achieve the next great “moonshot”: finding a cure to cancer. 

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients could be suffering from masked hypertension, a recent UMN study found.

In a recent review published in Nature, Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., director of the Duluth Medical Research Institute at the Medical School, Duluth campus, and other authors, outlined recommendations to shape the global mental health agenda. al’Absi is also a Masonic Cancer Center member.

Opioid addiction is a crippling problem in society, with an estimated 9 percent of Americans abusing opiates at some point in their life. In Minnesota, opiate overdose deaths have more than tripled since 2000.

It’s no surprise that athletes are at risk for heat stroke during the blazing summer months; however, a recent case study from the University of Minnesota demonstrates that exertional heat stroke (EHS), a form of heat-induced illness, could still be life-threatening to athletes in cooler temperatures.

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